The Emperor City of Bad Ischl
The health resort of Bad Ischl is located at the heart of the Salzkammergut area, surrounded by the rivers Traun and Ischl. Already in the 19th century, the emperor appreciated the unique location and the beautiful nature and spent a lot of time at his summer residence in this charming village. This is why Bad Ischl is also called the Emperor’s city. Still today guests have the opportunity to get pampered like an emperor or empress in one of the great spa hotels or the Salzkammergut thermal bath. Bad Ischl offers not only a great diversity of spa facilities but there is also the Katrin railway, which takes you to numerous hiking paths in the picturesque Salzkammergut area. There is also an adventure outdoor pool, via ferratas and many offers for active relaxation in a the beautiful nature. In winter, the place turns into a little winter paradise with numerous leisure time and spa options.
Summer holidays with wellness, culture and nature
In summer, the “emperor city” offers not only an oasis for recreation in the various first class spa hotels and thermal baths including diverse offers to feel good and unwind but also a great selection of activities in the beautiful nature of the Salzkammergut area. The Katrin railway is the perfect starting point for unique nature experiences, such as the 7-lake tour offering splendid views of the surrounding crystal-clear lakes. Furthermore, the 3-summit tour is very popular as the path leads via the historic Franz-Joseph Cross across three summits through stunning surroundings. Convivial and traditional pasture huts with their sun terraces ensure pleasure and relaxation when you need to take a rest. Another great attraction in Bad Ischl is the Siriuskogl peak, also known as Hundskogl peak. A beautiful walking paths takes you to a cozy inn which offers regional delights and a picturesque panorama. If you prefer to discover the magnificent landscape on climbing tours, then the Katrin via ferrata is the perfect choice. Enjoy the stunning views of five glittering lakes in the surroundings as well as the health resort. Furthermore, there are numerous mountain bike routes, tennis courts, Nordic Walking tracks and a lot more – therefore, a diverse program is guaranteed during your summer holidays in Bad Ischl.
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